[Status: Backburner ⏳] Outlook Calendar Integration

Is there a way to sync your outlook calendar with a task? eg. A discovery meeting for a client is set up in outlook, but I would also like it to link to a task for the day. This way notes and attachments can be added in Wrike, but the client will only see it in outlook. 

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Hi folks, thank you for your continued support of this suggestion, it's much appreciated.
 
I wanted to share some further detail on this with you in relation to this feature request to give you a better understanding of why the status here is currently 'Backburner'.
 
The team responsible for this are currently working on our planned Zoom integration and will be continuing to work on this next year. They are also working on our MS Teams video conference + MS Teams general integration and in 2021, the team will be reviewing and making improvements to this integration based on user feedback and the insights and data available to them. The Outlook calendar integration feature suggestion will be also be reviewed as part of this work. So, next year, there will be more detail available on whether or not this feature will be added to our solution. As such, this request remains 'Backburner' for now, but as the team reviews this, we'll be sure to make any relevant status changes here and will let you know as soon as there are any updates to share in relation to the potential roll-out of this feature.
 
We know this is a popular suggestion and can appreciate that it's frustrating that there are no plans to implement this in the short-term, but we will continue to pass on your interest, insights, and feedback to our Product team in relation to this. Please do continue to add your use cases here, as all of this detail will be relayed to the team and will be taken into consideration when they are reviewing this. 
 
James Roberts - I'm sorry to hear that this is the case, James. If you would like us to set up a call with our team to discuss this further, please do let me know and I'll be happy to arrange. 
 
Again, thank you for your thoughts on this and if you need help with anything else do let us know. 

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Hi Elaine,

Thanks for extra info. One question: what's the rationale for prioritising the Zoom meeting notes feature over a calendar integration that people have been asking about for almost 2 years and (I'm guessing here) would have a larger impact on more people (if you don't use Zoom, you don't need the feature ... everyone uses a calendar of some sort).

Cheers.

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Hi James Roberts, thanks for the follow-up.

When working on Product enhancements, our team focus on implementing the features that will have the most impact and bring the most value for our users. The same can be said for our work on integrations. As much as we'd love to be able to implement everything our users want, we need to take into account the relative difficulty of implementing something and the relative impact for our customers. I can absolutely appreciate that this feature would be of value to you and the users who have commented here, but as outlined in this post, our team need to look at all requests holistically and make a decision on what to focus on next based on all the available data and feedback. This is how we determine what to prioritize and what features to implement next.
 
The MS Teams video conference + MS Teams general integration are complex and updates to these have implications and impacts that must be considered when planning future updates. With this in mind and as mentioned above, the team will be reviewing and making improvements to this integration next year and the Outlook calendar integration feature suggestion will be also be reviewed as part of this. We'll be sure to share regular updates here and let you know if there's any news or change to status.
 
Again, thank you for your feedback and continued support of this suggestion. If you need help with anything else, please do let me know.

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Our wish is an Outlook integration in Wrik that synchronizes the calendar bidirectionally.That is, if I schedule a task and it is in Wrike calendar, it should also be in Outlook calendar and vice versa.


This feature is very helpful because we schedule projects or work with customers through Outlook but the work for a project, support, sales are scheduled in Wrike.

Now we have the problem that important things were planned in Wrike and an employee gets an appointment from his manager in Outlook for an external appointment. So we always have to reschedule and lose time.

Thank You

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I like Wrike...but I continue to feel integration/synchronization with Outlook calendar is THE KEY INGREDIENT missing in making Wrike "THE program of choice" instead of "just a" great program. I continue to turn to Wrike to invest valuable information and coordination details but it's not linked to the Outlook calendar, which is like the backbone to managing time & schedules from many different source. I also feel having this feature would make the onboarding naturally more inviting when trying to encourage your team to use the program.  

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Thanks so much for sharing your feedback Ken Zimmermann, Tonya Murphy, I'm passing it on to the team 👍

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Any updates on this feature?

I know that integration with either MS Teams or Outlook calendar would make a big difference for us. Many of our tasks will be meetings, and it would make a big difference to have a streamline for syncing date, time, attendee/user, and status (completion) information between the calendar event and the task.

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@lisa, I agree with Ken and Tonya, this integration would solve a lot of headaches for us. It’s a main feature of other PM apps, and the big thing we miss after switching to Wrike. I really hope this makes it off the back burner soon!

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Thank you for reaching out here and supporting this suggestion, Cameron Ward, Danielle Schafer! 🙌 I don't have an update from the Product team at the moment, but I can assure you that they receive your feedback and keep this ask on their radar. 

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I'm adding my vote to request  Outlook calendar integration. Seems an obvious missing ingredient and . Can't see logic behind prioritising Zoom integration. Disappointing.

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Hello Martyn J Horne, welcome to the Community 👋🏻
 
Thank you for supporting this idea!
 
Please upvote the first post by clicking the heart icon if you haven't yet. Here is a useful article explaining what happens after we receive Product feedback 🖊

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+1 from me also, and thanks Lisa for pointing out this thread. Here’s a link to my post Outlook Calendar bookings need to be visible in Wrike, Wrike tasks need to be visible in Outlook Calendar.

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Hello Tuomo Suominen, thank you for adding your support here.
 
Please upvote the original post if you haven't by clicking on the heart icon 🙋🏻‍♀️

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Hey all, I think a workaround for this is to use Zapier to send events to a google calendar and then subscribe to the gCal from Outlook. Hope this helps.

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Hello Mary Kulp, welcome back to the Community 👋🏻
 
Thanks for this tip!

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It's kind of difficult to believe that this request has been open for 2 years with no solution yet.  It would seem that a foundational feature of a product whose purpose is to help users manage their projects and tasks.  It is really quite frustrating.

And side note:  testing Zapier and Wrike integration results in very basic integration at best.  For example, you can't do anything with assignee... so I would in theory get a calendar event created for any task I create in Wrike whether it is my task or a task I have assigned to someone else.

<sadly shakes head>

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What Bill Unger says.

We ran a webinar with Microsoft for Developers building integrations with Teams and I offered to make some intros. I didn't even get a reply. 

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Hello Bill Unger, James Roberts 🙋🏻‍♀️
 
I'm checking with our Product team to see if there is an update on the status of this suggestion. I'll let you know as soon as I have an answer. Thank you for posting!

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Outlook integration should be a great goal for our teams! 😀

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Hello @everyone, I've checked with the Product team and this might be disappointing news but currently, this functionality is not on the short-term roadmap.
 
Our Product team aims to focus on implementing the functionality that will have the widest impact and benefit for the most users, and it's for this reason, that we can't implement all of the suggestions we receive. The team is aware of the need and demand for this functionality and although we can understand how this would be beneficial, there are other priorities at the moment and therefore no plans to implement this currently.
 
There is still an opportunity for this suggestion to be implemented in the future and we'll keep you posted on any updates here. Please continue to share your feedback as all of this will be passed on to the team and will help illustrate how sought after this functionality is.
 
If there's anything else I can help with here, please do let me know.

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Hello,

Could it be possible to extend the feature to an ICS type for calendar, it would also work with all major mail/calendar systems and most probably more easy to implement than a fully M365 feature as a whole.

Thanks to let me know.

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Joël

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Hello Joël Meyer, thank you for posting, and welcome to the Community! I've passed on your feedback to our Product team. You can read more about how we work with Product feedback in this Community post, and more about the Community here

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Cansu Elaine Any updates on this request?  We're finally getting our teams to start using Wrike and one of the first questions out of the gate was, "How do I see my Wrike calendar items in my Outlook (O365) Calendar?"  What do you recommend I tell these users? Just out of curiosity, how does Wrike staff deal with multiple calendars?  At a minimum, why not just add back support for iCal subscriptions so a user can subscribe to a Wrike calendar?  Thank you!

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Continuing Luke Catlin's suggestion to add Wrike tasks to Outlook Calendar via iCal subscriptions, might there be a similar opportunity to import Outlook Calendar events to Wrike via iCal subscriptions in order to make calendar bookings (company events, meetings, holidays, etc) visible in Wrike's Workload (and other views)?

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Hi Luke Catlin, unfortunately, the Product team is still interested in Outlook Calendar Integration, but due to other priorities, there are no plans to implement this idea this year. I understand that this will be disappointing, but rest assured that your input has been shared with the team.

Tuomo Suominen, some Wrike staff also have to use multiple calendars, the workaround I can offer to this is to create a folder linked to the calendar and add tasks to fill in for the scheduled meetings on other calendars. If there are any changes in relation to this suggestion, I'll be sure to let you know.

 

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It will definitely make a huge difference to have the outlook calendar integration for Wrike. Hope the product team would be able to look into this during the first three months of 2022. I've upvoted this product improvement. Thank you Wrike Team!! 

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Thanks for adding your feedback here Pearl Lee, we appreciate it, and welcome to the Community 🙂 

We'll be sure to let you know if there are any changes/updates here 👍

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i am adding my support to make this function exist.

Specifically, I am looking to link a folder or a project to outlook so when I create tasks, they show up in my outlook calendar. Ideally this would be a two-way connection so if tasks get moved in outlook it changes their dates in Wrike.

Thanks.

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Hello James Mollison, welcome to the Community!

Thank you for adding your support here 🙌🏼

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Suggesting our friends at Wrike author am option which would create .ics calendar exports which could be imported by users into Outlook. Starting point.

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